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Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir (Large Print)

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In twelve months between 2007 and 2008, Christopher Buckley coped with the passing of his father, William F. Buckley, the father of the modern conservative movement, and his mother, Patricia Taylor Buckley, one of New York's most glamorous and colorful socialites. He was their only child and their relationship was close and complicated. Writes Buckley: "They were not - with respect to every other set of loving, wonderful parents in the world - your typical mom and dad."

As Buckley tells the story of their final year together, he takes readers on a surprisingly entertaining tour through hospitals, funeral homes, and memorial services, capturing the heartbreaking and disorienting feeling of becoming a 55-year-old orphan. Buckley maintains his sense of humor by recalling the words of Oscar Wilde: "To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness."

Just as Calvin Trillin and Joan Didion gave readers solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, Christopher Buckley offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent, while telling a unique personal story of life with legends.

Synopsis:

Humorist Christopher Buckley's moving, tragicomic account of the year in which both of his parents (William F. Buckley and Patricia Taylor Buckley) died, making him an orphan at age 55.

About the Author

Christopher Buckley is the author of fourteen books, including Supreme Courtship, Boomsday, and Thank You For Smoking. He is editor-at-large of ForbesLife magazine, and was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor and the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence. He lives on the Acela train between Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446552394
Author:
Buckley, Christopher
Publisher:
Twelve
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Parents -- Death -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Family relationships; Death of parent; Writers
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.30x5.70x1.40 in. 1.10 lbs.

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